How Students Become Members

Students who excel academically and model exceptional responsibility can become members through a local selection process that concludes with induction into the school's National Elementary Honor Society chapter.  Membership provides an outstanding means to prepare and shape students for their middle level and high school experiences.

Eligibility Requirements

Students in grades 4 & 5 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by their school's chapter are eligible to be invited for membership.

Each chapter is required to publish its qualifications for membership, which is based on the four pillars of NEHS:

  •         Scholarship
  •         Service
  •         Leadership
  •         Responsibility


Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing other accomplishments and attributes.

Understanding the Obligations of Membership

Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there may be attending meetings and participating in chapter service projects to benefit the school and community.